15 episodes

The IMO Podcast is a series of open and honest conversations with care leavers.

We want to give care experienced young people a place to tell their stories. Each episode we invite someone who has been in care to talk about anything they like. It’s an opportunity to hear the voices of people who often don’t get the chance to tell their stories, and it’s a chance to inspire and encourage people in similar situations.

The IMO Podcast - open and honest conversations with care leavers IMO - In My Opinion

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The IMO Podcast is a series of open and honest conversations with care leavers.

We want to give care experienced young people a place to tell their stories. Each episode we invite someone who has been in care to talk about anything they like. It’s an opportunity to hear the voices of people who often don’t get the chance to tell their stories, and it’s a chance to inspire and encourage people in similar situations.

    Djamila’s story

    Djamila’s story

    In the final episode of series 2, we speak to care leaver Djamila about how she uses her life experience to support other refugee and migrant young people navigate the care system. She talks about how volunteering for Coram’s Young Citizen’s Programme has helped her gain confidence and find her voice.

    • 11 min
    Jojo's story

    Jojo's story

    Jojo talks to the IMO podcast about his experience of moving out and living alone at 18. He shares his advice for care leavers who are thinking about going to university, and chats about how to keep moving forward when you feel stuck.

    The IMO Podcast is a series of open and honest conversations with care leavers.

    Each episode we invite someone who’s been in care to talk about anything they like. It’s an opportunity to hear the voices of people who often don’t get the chance to tell their stories, and it’s a chance to inspire and encourage others in similar situations. You can find out more about the series at www.imohub.org.uk/podcast.

    • 13 min
    Conversations at Christmas

    Conversations at Christmas

    In this episode we chat to three care leavers about the upcoming festive season, and what this time of the year is like for them. Elle, Jojo and David discuss dealing with Christmas wobbles and feelings of grief and loss, and they share their advice on how to navigate what can often be a tricky time for care leavers.

    Wherever you are this Christmas, we hope you're able to enjoy it as much as you can, and we wish you a happy and healthy New Year.

    The IMO Podcast is a series of open and honest conversations with care leavers, shining a light on their experiences. Each episode we invite someone who’s been in care to talk about anything they like. It’s an opportunity to hear the voices of people who often don’t get the chance to tell their stories, and it’s a chance to inspire and encourage others in similar situations. You can find out more about the series at www.imohub.org.uk/podcast.

    We've won gold! A tribute to our guests

    We've won gold! A tribute to our guests

    Today we're bringing you a mini episode of the IMO podcast because we are celebrating - we've won GOLD at the European Lovie Awards for best interview/talk show podcast.

    The Lovie Awards honour the best and brightest of the European internet, and we are thrilled to win this award.

    We couldn't let this moment pass without thanking all of our wonderful guests. The people we interview really are the heart and soul of the IMO podcast, and we're really grateful to and proud of every single one of them for telling their stories.

    If you're new to the IMO podcast, listen in to this bonus episode for a little snippet of what you can expect, and if you're a regular listener, here's a tribute to our guests with some IMO moments you might remember.

    • 5 min
    Zara's story

    Zara's story

    Episode Notes
    Zara talks to the IMO podcast about her experience of starting university during the Covid-19 pandemic, why she decided not to take a gap year, and how her time in foster care inspired her to qualify as a social worker.

    The IMO Podcast is a series of open and honest conversations with care leavers.

    Each episode we invite someone who’s been in care to talk about anything they like. It’s an opportunity to hear the voices of people who often don’t get the chance to tell their stories, and it’s a chance to inspire and encourage others in similar situations. You can find out more about the series at www.imohub.org.uk/podcast.

    Max and Brandon's story

    Max and Brandon's story

    Max and Brandon discuss what life is like in a children's home and their unexpected friendship. They tell us about their first night in care, and why they're the new Ant and Dec.

    The IMO Podcast is a series of open and honest conversations with care leavers.

    The first series shines a light on the experiences of children in care and care leavers. Each episode we invite someone who’s been in care to talk about anything they like. It’s an opportunity to hear the voices of people who often don’t get the chance to tell their stories, and it’s a chance to inspire and encourage others in similar situations. You can find out more about the series at www.imohub.org.uk/podcast.

    • 14 min

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